What books are you reading?

Discussion in 'Books, Music and Television' started by Sapphireangel7, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. What books are you reading?

    I thought I would start this, to see what books people are reading.
  2. The Bible. In His Presence, Let Us Worship.:)
  3. cool!

    I am reading a Karen Kingsbury book for fiction, for a teaching, I am reading In The Secret Place by Dr. Dale A. Fife...and um..oh yeah, a time travel christian fiction...it is good...Fall from Babel. Yes, I read 3 or 4 books at a time...love it.
  4. kjv bible,somehow i don,t think i,ll finish it ,to read any others.:eek:
  5. actually, I am doing a 90 day challenge too, reading the whole Bible in 90 days..it is intense.
  6. "The Journal of the Unknown Prophet." fabulous book - getting a lot out of it. Saw it promoted by T. B. on F.F. Told my wife we should get it. She said we have had it for years. (2005-2006) She didn't care for it. I'm not finished yet, but it may just be the most encouraging book I ever read.

    Larry II

    Unknown Prophet

    "Listen" to parts of the book.
  7. I am trying to get my hands on that one! I would love to read it.
  8. I am reading the book of Matthew from the Bible.

    Also I am reading Parachute Infantry-David Kenyon Webster. It is a real account from WWII. I love to read about WWII history. It was such an interesting era.
  9. Currently I am almost finished with Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Good book I reckon. :)
  10. I'm working through a few at the same time...

    The Ministry, Offices, Procedures & Nomenclature
    Theology and Practice of “the Divine Call”
    Theology and Practice of the Lord’s Supper
    Admission to the Lord’s Supper
    The Pastor-Penitent Relationship: Privileged Communications
    The Nature and Implications of the Concept of Fellowship
    A Lutheran Stance Toward Ecumenism
    Inter-Christian Relationships: An Instrument for Study
    Report on Euthanasia with Guiding Principles
    Christian Care at Life’s End
    Human Sexuality: A Theological Perspective
    Divorce and Remarriage: An Exegetical Study
    Church Discipline in the Christian Congregation
    Guidelines for Participation in Civic Events
    The Council of Presidents. Commitments of the Shepherd: Principles of Conduct for Ordained Ministers. September, 1990.
    Kraus, George R. and Norbert H. Mueller, editors. Pastoral Theology. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1990.
    Walther, C. F. W. Pastorale: American Pastoral Theology by Dr. C. F. W. Walther. Translated and abridged by John M. Drickamer from the Fifth Edition, 1906. New Haven, Missouri: Lutheran News, Inc., 1995.

    Chemnitz, Martin. Ministry, Word, and Sacraments. An Enchiridion. Translated by Luther Poellet. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1981.
    Fritz, John H. C. Pastoral Theology: A Handbook of Scriptural Principles. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1932. (Reprinted in the Concordia Heritage Series.)
    Grothe, Jonathan F. Reclaiming Patterns of Pastoral Ministry: Jesus and Paul. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1988.
    Luther’s Works. American Edition. Word and Sacrament, vols. 35, 36, 37, 38; Church and Ministry, vols. 39, 40, 41; The Christian in Society, vols 44, 45, 46, 47; Lutheran Liturgy and Hymns, vol. 53; Career of the Reformer, vols. 33, 35. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1958.
    Lutheran Cyclopedia. Rev. Ed. Edited by Erwin L. Lueker. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1975. [Check on-line, LCMS.org.]
    Lutheran Worship: History and Practice. Edited by Fred L. Precht. St.Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1993.
    Neuhaus, Richard John. Freedom for Ministry. San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1979.
    Oden, Thomas C. Classical Pastoral Care: Becoming a Minister. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Bookhouse Co., 1987.
    Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry. San Francisco: Harper Collins Publishers, 1983.
    Pieper, Franz. Christian Dogmatics. Vol. 3. Translated by W. F. Albrecht. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1953.
    A Reader in Pastoral Theology: Articles from LOGIA, A Journal of Lutheran Theology. Ft. Wayne, IN: Concordia Theological Seminary Press, 2002.
    Rengstorf, Karl Heinrich. Apostolate and Ministry. Translated by Paul D. Pahl. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1969.
    Sasse, Hermann. We Confess. Translated by Norman Nagel. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1984-1986.
    Willimon, William H. Pastor: The Theology and Practice of the Ordained Ministry. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2002.

    ..........Other than those, I'm just goofing around on the internet.

    OH! And working an hour on Sundays! :D
  11. I just finished reading The Shack. Normally I don't like fiction, but this is an exceptional read. It is one of those books that you can't put down and it makes you laugh, cry, and want to start it all over again. It holds so much truth in it. I think everyone should give a try. Next is finally the one I have been looking for for awhile called Absolute Surrender. So far, it is simply wonderful and rich. I love to read! Sweets

  12. You are a busy man indeed!:D:cool:
  13. yea the "Eldest" is also a very good book (the second one) right now i am waiting for the third one to come out it is suposed to be released some time in september. right now i am re-reading the seventh harry potter book
  14. Actually reading a few right now...

    The Secret things of God...D. Henry Cloud
    Everyday Faith...Terry Pluto
    Good to Great in God's Eyes...Chip Ingram
    Greater Works...Smith Wigglesworth
    Secrets to Spiritual Power ...Watchman Nee
    Secrets of a Strong Marriage...Frank and Mary Alice Minirth

    Just saw the SECRET and GREAT threads among these books...mmm:cool::p
  15. I'm still in Seminary. Those are the required readings for this semester. :)

    I also have 3 or 4 books that I would "LIIKE" to read, but I'll have to wait for some "Spare Time." (If there is such a thing.) :D
  16. Well, I'd like to be able to provide a list of profound Christian works that I'm into, but alas. On my bedside table I've got two bibles, King James. The Acts of King Arthur by Steinbeck, two Tom Swift books by Victor Appleton, a Rick Brant Adventure by John Blaine, two Sci-fi short story collections, Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Marryat, the Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian. Also the collected short stories of Katherine Mansfield and Bleak House by Dickens. It will take me over a year to finish these, some may not be finished, and in that time others will be added of course, that's the way I read, little bits at a time, from various sources.

    Long gone are the days when I could sit down and knock off a novel in day.:) The very thought of it seems like sin, now.
  17. Spare time - isn't that an oxymoron?:eek::p:eek::):D
  18. Christ has given my brothers and sisters so much this last 2 millenia it would seem like a sin to me to ignore it. :)
  19. When I went into the ministry, I thought we only had to work one day a week. :D

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